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British Airways to speak at CTC Open Day

CTC Aviation has announced that British Airways will be speaking at the next Open Day on Saturday 10 November 2012 at CTC’s Crew Training Centre in Southampton, UK.

In 2011, British Airways selected Airline Placement Limited (APL), a subsidiary of CTC Aviation Group Limited, to sponsor all cadets for their flagship British Airways ‘Future Pilot Programme’ (FPP) and manage the programme on their behalf. CTC Aviation was also a supplier of cadet training for the FPP.

British Airways selected 95 future pilots to commence training throughout 2012 from the launch recruitment drive and the first CTC FPP cadets are now close to completing their ATPL ground school training at CTC’s Boeing and Airbus simulator centre near Southampton. They will fly off to New Zealand to commence their flight training later this summer and complete their type rating training with British Airways Flight Training before taking to the skies as qualified First Officers in Autumn 2013.

John Monks, (Training Regulations & Development Manager) for British Airways will speak twice during the course of CTC’s open day and, together with FPP cadets in training and qualified British Airways pilots, he will be on hand to answer questions throughout the day. With this first group of FPP cadets now well into their 18-month training programme and the second application window potentially opening later this year, the open day offers a great opportunity to learn more about British Airways, the airline’s long-standing relationship with CTC Aviation, the Future Pilot Programme and what it’s like to train and work with one of the world’s leading airlines.

Karen Bath, Head of Corporate Communications for CTC Aviation said “Since we began hosting these events a senior British Airways manager has spoken on no less than three occasions and we are delighted that they have also agreed to support our autumn 2012 open day.  John’s presentation will no doubt be very popular and we recommend people register as soon as possible to ensure their place.” Karen added, “The British Airways presentation will undoubtedly be a highlight on the day, but we will also have pilots from some of our other partner airlines such as easyJet, Monarch Airlines, DHL Air, Flybe and Qatar Airways on hand to answer questions; as well as experts who can help with finance, selection, training and general careers advice.”